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A Hand-Coded Designer CSS UI Kit

A Hand-Coded Designer CSS UI Kit

Web UI sets have been around for ages, but this takes things a step further. This free UI Kit is coded by hand using HTML5 and CSS3 so you can easily drop these elements into any project you're working on. This code is made to take advantage of modern browsers and to degrade gracefully in older versions of internet explorer, so no matter what your client or visitor is using they will be see an excellent design. Most major web elements are included -- buttons, tables, headings, etc -- and each of these is done in six color variations. Just pick the element you need, insert a few lines of CSS, and copy the HTML elements into your document. Full preview and instructions are below.

Preview

A screenshot of UI set is below, but to really see what this looks like you should take a look at the live preview.

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How to Use

This HTML5 UI kit uses very few tweaks to work in all browsers and you can get started in just three steps.

Internet Explorer Compatibility

First, there are two important files that must be included for internet explorer to understand the HTML5 tags. You’ll need to paste the following lines into your header to make this work in IE:


<!--[if IE]>
<script src="http://html5shiv.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/html5.js"></script>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="ie.css" type="text/css" />
<![endif]-->

Include the CSS

Either copy the specific lines of CSS that you require from the included stylesheets, or just include the entire file. It’s up to you grin


<link rel="stylesheet" href="reset.css" type="text/css" />
<link rel="stylesheet" href="ml-css-ui-kit.css" type="text/css" />

Insert the HTML

Finally, just pick the elements that you want to include and insert the included HTML into your existing document.


<div class="button-wrapper">
	<a href="#" class="button light">Lorem ipsum</a>
</div>

That’s it! Your new design elements should now be displaying beautifully.

License, Usage, and Sharing

You are free to use this resource for personal or commercial projects with attribution to MediaLoot, under the following guidelines:

  • Please link directly to this article for all sharing of this resource.
  • You may not resell this set or any derivatives works from this set.
  • You may not upload this complete resource to another website or offer it for download on another website.

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Comments

  • Reply »
    Greg Babula

    Greg Babula

    Great work, thanks for sharing grin

    Feb 23, 2011 at 10:54 pm
  • Reply »
    Stephanie

    Stephanie

    This is really awesome! I’d like to use the buttons for my blog, but I’m not sure what to do first. Am I supposed to upload the files using FTP to my server first before linking them into the header and blog stylesheet? (sorry, I’m a noob at this haha!)

    Thanks! smile

    Feb 24, 2011 at 12:03 am
  • Reply »
    Tony Thomas

    Tony Thomas

    Hi Stefanie, there are lots of different ways to implement the buttons depending how you’re used to using CSS, it does help if you have a bit of experience with CSS of course but the easiest way to do it is to upload the image and css files to your host, link to the css files in your header and copy and paste the button sections from the demo.html file into your existing site.

    Let us know if you have any issues and we’ll try our best to help you resolve them

    Feb 24, 2011 at 1:12 am
  • Reply »
    Stephanie

    Stephanie

    Thanks Tony for the quick response! I’ll give it a shot and will let you know if I encounter any problems.

    Feb 24, 2011 at 1:15 am
  • Reply »
    vasiauvi

    vasiauvi

    Hello,
    Thanks for this nice buttons…
    I have just a question: the part for IE
    <!—[if IE]>
    [removed][removed]
    <link rel=“stylesheet” href=“ie.css” type=“text/css” />
    <![endif]—>
    can be used in any site where are HTML5 and CSS3 code parts?

    Feb 24, 2011 at 7:47 am
  • Reply »
    Beben Koben

    Beben Koben

    ugh ugh…so sweet
    like stephanie…so sweet too smile
    hihihi \m/

    Feb 24, 2011 at 1:26 pm
  • Reply »
    Tony Thomas

    Tony Thomas

    @vasiauvi

    The conditional comments can be used on any html document - heres some info: http://www.quirksmode.org/css/condcom.html

    Feb 24, 2011 at 2:31 pm
  • Reply »
    vasiauvi

    vasiauvi

    Tony, thank you!

    Feb 24, 2011 at 3:07 pm
  • Reply »
    Adam

    Adam

    Really cool work. Thanks grin

    Feb 24, 2011 at 10:57 pm
  • Reply »
    John Runion

    John Runion

    This is great…thx so much!

    Feb 28, 2011 at 8:59 pm
  • Reply »
    Web Design Dustin

    Web Design Dustin

    This is awesome, I can’t wait to use this!

    Mar 1, 2011 at 8:00 pm
  • Reply »
    Mendim

    Mendim

    Awesome buttons and forms,thanks for this,let me use them to my projects.thanks again

    Mar 2, 2011 at 9:06 pm
  • Reply »
    Dave

    Dave

    On Safari at least, search fields and password boxes don’t clear on first entry.  So you have to select all and delete or you’re typing somewhere in the middle of “Your search terms”.  Not a huge problem, but not how any other search box works.

    Mar 3, 2011 at 3:19 pm
  • Reply »
    Jarod Billingslea

    Jarod Billingslea

    This is a great post! It really IS a great POST, and I love the concept it has! Good job dude, I’m going to use this in my next project :D:D.

    Mar 5, 2011 at 4:14 am
  • Reply »
    Ethan

    Ethan

    Hello, I just came across your site today and love the resources. I would like to download this but can’t find the link. Do you remove the download link for your freebies after a certain amount of time?

    May 18, 2011 at 5:10 am
  • Reply »
    Hans Telefonanlage

    Hans Telefonanlage

    This is mindblowing! Thank you very much, this is exactly what I need!

    Jun 6, 2011 at 8:26 am
  • Reply »
    Waiky

    Waiky

    Download?Where?

    Jun 21, 2011 at 9:58 pm
  • Reply »
    Sagi

    Sagi

    I can’t believe I’ve been going for years without knwonig that.

    Jun 26, 2011 at 5:00 pm
  • Reply »
    Charla

    Charla

    That’s going to make things a lot esaeir from here on out.

    Jun 26, 2011 at 6:37 pm
  • Reply »
    Cathy

    Cathy

    I suppsoe that sounds and smells just about right.

    Jun 26, 2011 at 7:19 pm
  • Reply »
    Idalia

    Idalia

    This is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for wiritng!

    Jun 26, 2011 at 8:00 pm
  • Reply »
    Matilda

    Matilda

    And I was just wonerdnig about that too!

    Jun 26, 2011 at 8:25 pm
  • Reply »
    Dollie

    Dollie

    I supospe that sounds and smells just about right.

    Jun 26, 2011 at 9:21 pm
  • Reply »
    Susy

    Susy

    Thank you so much for this atirlce, it saved me time!

    Jun 26, 2011 at 11:34 pm
  • Reply »
    Bobbie

    Bobbie

    Gosh, I wish I would have had that ifnrmoaiton earlier!

    Jun 26, 2011 at 11:42 pm
  • Reply »
    Trish

    Trish

    Boy that ralely helps me the heck out.

    Jun 27, 2011 at 12:57 am
  • Reply »
    Adiana

    Adiana

    This piece was coegnt, well-written, and pithy.

    Jun 27, 2011 at 1:41 am
  • Reply »
    Agatha

    Agatha

    None can doubt the veracity of this aritlce.

    Jun 27, 2011 at 4:23 am
  • Reply »
    Emberlynn

    Emberlynn

    It’s much easeir to understand when you put it that way!

    Jun 27, 2011 at 6:18 am
  • Reply »
    Yamary

    Yamary

    This piece was conget, well-written, and pithy.

    Jun 27, 2011 at 6:25 am
  • Reply »
    Evaline

    Evaline

    You know what, I’m very much icnlined to agree.

    Jun 27, 2011 at 6:30 am
  • Reply »
    Linda

    Linda

    A mililon thanks for posting this information.

    Jun 27, 2011 at 8:04 am
  • Reply »
    Krisalyn

    Krisalyn

    Now we know who the snsbeile one is here. Great post!

    Jun 27, 2011 at 9:39 am
  • Reply »
    Butch

    Butch

    Well done airtcle that. I’ll make sure to use it wisely.

    Jun 27, 2011 at 12:51 pm
  • Reply »
    Summer

    Summer

    A million thanks for posting this ionframtion.

    Jun 27, 2011 at 1:30 pm
  • Reply »
    Jessie

    Jessie

    I’m imrepssed! You’ve managed the almost impossible.

    Jun 27, 2011 at 1:32 pm
  • Reply »
    Dorothy

    Dorothy

    This makes everything so completely panielss.

    Jun 27, 2011 at 1:57 pm
  • Reply »
    Ruvell

    Ruvell

    Heck of a job there, it absolulety helps me out.

    Jun 27, 2011 at 2:51 pm
  • Reply »
    Richard

    Richard

    Hi could you please advise how to download this? I couldn’t find any downlink anywhere. Many thanks.

    Aug 14, 2011 at 5:44 am
  • Reply »
    Bonner

    Bonner

    Yeah that’s what I’m tanklig about baby—nice work!

    Sep 15, 2011 at 6:54 am
  • Reply »
    Norm

    Norm

    Yeah, that’s the teickt, sir or ma’am

    Sep 15, 2011 at 2:21 pm
  • Reply »
    Janaya

    Janaya

    Hats off to wheevor wrote this up and posted it.

    Sep 17, 2011 at 11:51 pm
  • Reply »
    Phil Doughty

    Phil Doughty

    Very nice & thank you. I only changed the

    value=“Your search terms”>

    Into

    placeholder=“Your search terms”>

    Oct 2, 2011 at 1:49 am
  • Reply »
    TutsPress

    TutsPress

    a million thanks MediaLoot! This is really so beautiful.

    Oct 18, 2011 at 9:23 pm
  • Reply »
    Mahala

    Mahala

    Is that really all there is to it because that’d be flbaberagsting.

    Oct 25, 2011 at 8:42 am
  • Reply »
    Gwenelda

    Gwenelda

    Frankly I think that’s asboultely good stuff.

    Oct 25, 2011 at 10:33 pm
  • Reply »
    zona

    zona

    so where can i download the lovely script

    Oct 27, 2011 at 9:38 am
  • Reply »
    Keisha

    Keisha

    There are no words to describe how boadicous this is.

    Oct 27, 2011 at 10:06 pm
  • Reply »
    Lily

    Lily

    Right on-this helped me sort tnighs right out.

    Oct 27, 2011 at 10:14 pm
  • Reply »
    Patience

    Patience

    Hats off to whoever wrote this up and poetsd it.

    Oct 27, 2011 at 10:25 pm

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